Katsuya- South Beach

4.4
1141 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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Deemed Los Angeles Times Readers’ "Best Sushi Restaurant” Katsuya is a culinary sensation. Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya South Beach is truly a feast for the senses. With unique rolls and spectacular sushi and sashimi platters, Chef Uechi skillfully translates Japanese flavors to the American palate. Signature dishes include Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Miso-Marinated Black Cod.

Go beyond Katsuya’s dining room and experience the sultry award-winning cocktail concoctions of the Dragon Lounge.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:30 pm
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Phone number
(305) 455-2995
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Katsuya Uechi
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Catering
sbe Catering offers Katsuya's award-winning Japanese cuisine by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties just about anywhere. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.
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Cross street
17th Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at the SLS Hotel. Katsuya does not validate parking.
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Entertainment
Eater names Katsuya South Beach one of the HOTTEST Sushi Restaurants in America!
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Special events & promotions
From intimate to grand, let sbe Events + Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya South Beach accommodates up to 130 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails. Visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From intimate to grand, let sbe Events & Catering plan your perfect event at Katsuya. Katsuya South Beach accommodates up to 150 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, and premium mixology, sake and wine.

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JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente lugar para cenar y la atención de Andrés, lo mejor

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Best sushi in South Beach . Nice ambient.............🧒🏾🧒🏾🧒🏾🧒🏾

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The sushi very fresh and service was on point however seating was way too close

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N
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there with a group of friends and the service and food were amazing. Being South Beach, we felt the vibe within the restaurant and the staff are super friendly. It was a great evening.

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening from food to management.
Happy hour followed by dinner. Heavenly.

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Austin
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were shocked that the service was so poor. It took over an hour to receive 2 appetizers. When we still had not received the next dish after an hr, they realized they had not put in the order. When they finally brought the dish, we inquired as to why it took so long. It was close to 10pm and not busy. The manager was condescending & tried to tell us the chef was not satisfied with sending out a subpar dish. However the dish they did send out was completely undercooked. We could not believe it. We have had this dish before & knew it was not cooked properly. We told the waitstaff and she actually agreed that it was under cooked. We saw her talk to the manager but he didn’t want to come over and deal with it. He made the wait staff come over and take the dish. They were not concerned nor did it matter that we had spent almost 2 hrs there & didn’t even get to eat dinner. Maybe it was an off night for the kitchen but the treatment we received from the manager was horrendous! I’m all about trying to be understanding but Katsuya did not care nor have any intention of apologizing for ruining our dinner.

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CG
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Fast food service, overpriced options and plates. Fresh fish at least.

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CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and consistent spot in SoBe - go here every time I'm in town. Service is great, food is great, location and overall ambiance/experience - also great. Highly recommend.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great - and came out quickly, but service provided was subpar...

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R
Philadelphia
154 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came
For Miami spice and it didn't disappoint . The menu allowed us three courses all of which were solid . It's a bit small and was not crowded . I believe there was an upstairs. Cool chairs and decor. I'd go back. The wagu beef dumplings were a favorite !

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AK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

This is a scam. You get lured into the place thinking you get an authentic Japanese meal, given the name. Turns outKatsuya just have his name. The sushi rolls were wired, something I could get at the local Whole Foods. Which I wouldn’t mind if there was t the price! Outrageous for what you get. There are many more places in Miami Beach that have fantastic food. Stay away from this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Service was decent but restaurant was empty (20% utilisation rate)
Food was really poor:
Tempura batter was so heavy.
Sushi rolls were falling apart.
Grilled vegetable were covered in sweet sauce. And not cooked properly.
Salmon was served with fried salad!?
And it was quite pricey.
Would not recommend.

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D
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I went with my mother and wife visiting from Europe. There was a rude, belligerent man screaming the whole time. Even though the waiters were fully aware of this man screaming, cursing, misbehaving because of the fact that he’s drunk, the manager did nothing about it.

When I finally called the manager and told him, he told me that he did not even realize. It’s funny because all the waiters already knew. This belligerent man then continue to threaten me if he was leaving the restaurant screaming at me to meet him outside for a fight. It’s unbelievable that they allow this kind of people into a fancy restaurant such as this one. The manager was completely unaware and incapable. The manager should’ve removed this gentleman hours before I had to complain. This was a terrible experience for me because I was out with my wife and my mother that was visiting. I will not go back to this restaurant again. It’s a shame!

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JC
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the service followed suit, nice place. I can’t wait to go back!

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MI
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I loved the food. Took a really log time to come out between courses. Our server was okay. She never checked on how was our food. I think she didn’t care cause we were doing miami spice. However the hostess was amazing.

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SG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Good vibe they had a DJ playing good tunes, David was a great server. Highly recommended the salmon poke as a starter. Pretty much can't go wrong with any main course.

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s
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Disappointing. Went for Miami Spice and this restaurant also did not provide the Spice menu initially - I had to ask for it. Place was empty on Monday night - usually much busier on Fri/Sat. Menu was somewhat limited, portions were very small. Food was good but the portion size and emptiness of the restaurant weee my reasons to downgrade the rating. Regular menu is good but grossly overpriced as are the cocktails. Will not go back.

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CD
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi in Katsuya and the staff is super attentive.

Robata and crude also very good.

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CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The service is horrible. For the money you should go somewhere else. We spent over $600.00 and had to work to spend it because our waiter just was not around. He was nice enough and I am sure too busy to handle all of his tables but the restaurant should account for that. It was not a great experience. All we wanted was full drink glasses and a wine menu once in awhile not to mention to order more food. You could have at least gotten $1,000.00 out of our group if you worked more efficiently.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Estuvimos media hora esperando que nos atendieran, pasaban sin vernos, hasta que mi marido le llamo la atención a uno de los mozos que se apiadó de nosotros y a pesar de no ser el camarero que nos correspondía nos atendió.

La comida no nos gustó, es más nos cayó mal a los dos.

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MB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Best sushi and sashimi I’ve ever had! Awesome cocktails. Server was kind of bland but food was mind blowing.

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WS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was nonexistent. Our waitress never asked us if we wanted to put in another round of drinks The dessert was not was not good.

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ML
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only Bad side are the prices, a bit expensive and the servings a bit small. Very nice service , food was excellent !

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KK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. However, our server was not on point. He did not ask if we wanted seconds on our drink, nor did he ask how our food was

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SR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I've ever had. Incredible sushi rolls. Outstanding!

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RJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Service, especially for drinks is ridiculously slow. We had to ask 4 times, (second time was to manager) and still had to wait. Didn’t get our first round of drinks until after our apps were finished. Great food but definitely need to improve on service

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L
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

it was a very good experience. the fried rice was amazing!

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CS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food, great cocktails. Sam our server was very nice with great sense of humor.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Terrible Service
Dropped all the food at the same time
Food average
Drink less than average
Would never go back or recommend

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Food was terrible. Practically same menu you find at most south beach Asian/fusion food. The rock shrimp tasted like orange chicken (wasn’t crispy, almost like the sauce was on the shrimp for awhile), drinks were done wrong. Sushi wasn’t good or fresh.

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our family had a wonderful experience at Katsuya. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A special thank you to Jane who was ready to assist us in any way possible. The food was great, and it was one of the best experiences with Japanese food that we had outside of Japan. The sushi was of top quality, especially the sea urchin nigiri which we enjoyed a lot. The ambience and atmosphere of the restaurant was wonderful and unique. This restaurant is highly recommended by all members of our family. Thank you for the experience Katsuya!

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Host was AMAZING! Server wasn’t great - seemed really busy. Food was cold and flavorless!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Muy muy lento el servicio

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always come during swim week. Nice atmosphere. A little pricey but what the hell. We always enjoy

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RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh, delicious, and presented in a creative way. The black cod melts in your mouth! Our server David was excellent and made great recommendations for sushi and sake. There is a DJ spinning amazing beats too.
You can still have a conversation at normal volume while emjoying the music! Overall we had an amazing experience!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, but a little expensive $$

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BS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had a 7:15 reservation but had to call because we were running late in which she informed us would be fine since they weren’t very busy. We arrived, there are two other tables in the restaurant, we sat there for 10 minutes before someone came over to take our drink order. Waited another 10 minutes for our dinner order to be taken. We ordered the chef sampler which was pieces of the chefs signature dishes. Half of it was good, the other half not so much. The shrimp was over cooked, the eggplant was tasteless,the chicken tasted like something you would get from a fast food Chinese take out, the fried donut was stale and the mochi tasted like it came from a Publix box of ice cream. Huge disappointment we will not be returning.

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RM
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Carpet needs to be replaced. Drapes are out dated. I did the tasting menu and Food was good. I ordered a Moscow mule and it was given to me in a glass. The rate the food comes out is slow. There was guy wearing a tank top in the restaurant and there are kids inside after 9pm.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The server was great! Knowledgeable, great interaction, good sense of humour. Until we let him decide about our sushi plate. We were brought an “ok”quality of sashimi and were also given one of the most expensive dish of this kind on the menu. Me and my gfriend felt ripped off. We did not dress the part and felt judged on that! From the hostess at the desk to the clients in the restaurant .... we are regular SLS clients and SoBe does not represent the others!

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AN
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and we really enjoyed the food (that rock shrimp tempura is delicious!). The fun hostess is great cuz she makes you feel extra-welcomed!
My only critique is that dress code should be enforced. I understand it's Miami and shorts are a staple but at least dress shorts! This was a date night for my partner and I and right next to us they sat two guys who had just walked out of the gym, tank tops and work out shorts. It kills the vibe a bit in my opinion.

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